There’s really so many great things to do in Door County that it usually feels impossible to enjoy it all. It can be hard to prioritize where to spend your time, but if there’s one thing you put in the MUST DO column, it should be this. There’s a small island off the east side of the peninsula that you can actually walk to. The water is almost always low enough that a small causeway emerges, creating a land bridge between Cana Island and the mainland.

Cana Island is open from May through October, seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The last tower climb starts at 4:30 p.m. each day. It is located at 8800 E Cana Island Rd, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202.

For more information, check in with the Door County Maritime Museum and keep up with what’s going on with the lighthouse.

Looking for more stunning Wisconsin islands to explore? Check out this island resort where you can truly get away from it all.

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What are the best small towns in Wisconsin?

The best small towns in Wisconsin include:

  • Alma. This little river town is where Lock and Dam #4 is, which is a great palace to see bald eagles.
  • Mount Horeb. This tiny town has an odd quirk in that the town is decorated with little trolls everywhere.
  • New Glarus. This town is known as Little Switzerland due to its architecture and the New Glarus brewery.
  • Ephraim. Located on the shores of Green Bay, this town is a peaceful and beautiful place to visit.

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What are some hidden-gem attractions in Wisconsin?

Some of the hidden-gem attractions in Wisconsin are:

  • Peninsula State Park. This lovely park has the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse where you can get an amazing view of the park.
  • Grandad Bluff. This is a little mesa that overlooks the town of La Crosse and the Mississippi River.
  • Pewit’s Nest Gorge. Located near Baraboo, this gorge has beautiful waterfalls and intriguing rock formations.
  • Interstate State Park. You’ll find this along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway where locals love to swim, fish, and camp.

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What are the best roadside attractions in Wisconsin?

The best roadside attractions in Wisconsin include:

  • Moccasin Bar. Located in Hayward, this is a display of dioramas with taxidermied animals sharing beers and other silly scenes.
  • Giant Hodag. Wisconsin has an urban legend about a creature known as the Hodag, and you can see a huge statue of it in Rhinelander.
  • Jurustic Park. This is a display of iron-wrought dragons and other “extinct” creatures of folklore.
  • Fred Smith’s Concrete Park. This place in Phillips contains various artistic concrete sculptures that turn trash into art.

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